Mike Pence uses his wife to push his education policy in a new ad, and it makes sense. After all, Karen Pence is a teacher.
She is, however, not a public school educator and may or may not be employed here in Indiana.
My research online shows Mrs. Pence is employed by Dominion Christian School in Virginia. Another website confirms that this is where she makes her salary along with another Christian school.
None of these things are significant in themselves. To me, teachers in Christian schools probably face many of the same challenges on a daily basis as teachers in public schools. It could, however, be said that she has a dog in the fight when it comes to vouchers and her hubby's idea for providing more choices for parents.
Again, I'm not attacking Mrs. Pence, but I do think it sheds a little more light on her point of view and the advertisement she's a star in.
I am informed that Mrs. Pence has taught in both public and private schools. She, however, is not currently a public school teacher.